Friday, January 3, 2014


The proposed oil industry expansion on B.C.'s coast is not worth the risk to wild salmon, says a new report by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

– Victoria Times Colonist


Oil price down

The price of oil dropped 3 percent on expectations of higher global supplies and the impact of a strengthening dollar.



Cap-trade in Morro Bay

A program that allows commercial fishermen in Morro Bay to buy and sell fish catch quotas will take effect Wednesday.



Sporties fear Magnuson-Stevens

Our collective love of fishing is under attack — not from overfishing – but over-regulation.

– Miami Herald


Morro Bay fishermen fear quota

"The catch share system is probably the worst thing that ever happened to the fishing industry."

– San Luis Obispo Tribune


Life vests given to crews

The Scottish Fishermen's Federation, which is leading the initiative, said it was delighted at have reached the important milestone, but insisted more work needed to be done to get more to take advantage of the scheme.

– The Scotsman


Save the big ones

Many popular measures to combat overfishing help conserve mostly small juvenile fish.

– Science Daily


Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up on this first show of the New Year, we get a projection for this year's king run on the Nushagak, and just how many people are employed in the seafood industry in Alaska?
– KMXT, Kodiak


Alaska fish exec dies

Greg Blakey has passed. Friends tell Deckboss he died in a motorcycle accident in Mexico.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog, Deckboss


Fleet seeks more goldens

Golden king crab fishermen have established a nonprofit science foundation to help increase their profits by doing research to justify bigger catches along the Aleutian Chain.

– Pacific Fishing magazine contributor Jim Paulin, writing in the Dutch Harbor Fisherman